Christmas is over. It’s official. We are now in 2012 and it’s another whole 350 something days until we can stuff our faces and cross our fingers for snow. During this wintery season however I took a lovely trip out to Hyde Park in Central London to visit Winter Wonderland. Every year I try to get out and visit one of the winter attractions, last year it was the Christmas Market on Southbank.
I chose Winter Wonderland this year because I’d had reports from friends that it was great and I’d be missing out If I didn’t go. Here are some of the things I liked and didn’t like about the attraction..
Positives of Winter Wonderland:
- The smells coming from the market area were amazing, Cinnamon, Spiced Apple and Vanilla! Everything you want to smell at Christmas.
- There was quite a large variety of things to do and see, They had an Ice Skating rink, children’s area and loads of rides (which I didn’t go on because I hate rides!) and of course the market.
- It looked beautiful, apart from the rubbish scattered around the alcohol areas. The Feris Wheel was lit up in bright white lights and the market shops looked like mini wooden cabins. Very German-esque.
Negatives: The negative I had with the park were probably to do with the time we visited, we got there around 5pm..
- It was busy, not just crowded busy but human 5 minute traffic jam busy. There were a lot of families with huge buggies which made it even harder to get anywhere or really see anything.
It got me into the Christmas spirit and I’d really recommend that you go in 2012, just make sure you time it right and go when there will be less people!
Did you go to the Winter Wonderland last year? or any other Christmas Holiday event?